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Special Issue "Infectious Disease Modeling in the Era of Complex Data"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Elena N. Naumova

Division of Nutrition Data Sciences, Freidman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA
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Interests: development of statistical, mathematical and computational models for climate-sensitive infectious diseases; the use of big data, novel information sources and tools, including GIS and remote sensing in public health applications and environmental research
Guest Editor
Dr. Tania M. Alarcon Falconi

Division of Nutrition Data Sciences, Freidman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University. 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111. USA
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Interests: development of statistical, mathematical and computational models for climate-sensitive infectious diseases; the use of novel data sources, including GIS and remote sensing in public health applications and environmental research

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the recent explosion of open data sources, novel analytical tools, increased computation and visualization capacities, and public interest in data-related topics, new opportunities have emerged to better understand the nature, drivers, and implications of emerging and re-emerging infections, especially infections notorious for their strong seasonal patterns, sensitivity to climate and weather fluctuations, and links to environmental drivers. Seasonal patterns in infectious diseases have been long recognized by physicians, epidemiologists, environmental scientists, and public health professionals. This phenomenon has been observed in many environmental, biological and social processes. Yet pressing questions still remain, such as: What is needed to detect flu peaks before the season starts? What can be learned from developing local and global calendars of infection? What can be done to break the transmission of hospital-acquired infections? What are the likely routes of foodborne outbreaks in a given season? How we can build a comprehensive understanding of new type of algorithmic biases that emerge as we compile, fuse, and assemble time-referenced data from many sources?  We hope to stir the discussion on how data scientists, modelers, statisticians and forecasters working together with domain experts have to rethink and reframe the state-of-the-art methodology to enable the discovery of emerging trends in infectious diseases.

This Special Issue highlights the advancements and challenges of quantifying important features in disease dynamics. We aim to provide a broad range of examples where the knowledge of temporal dynamics, environmental factors, and seasonal characteristics, such as peak timing, seasonal amplitudes, duration and onset, are crucial for the journal’s broad readership. We especially encourage the submission of interdisciplinary work and multi-country collaborative research. We also encourage the submission of health policy-related manuscripts that focus on issues related to infectious disease dynamics and their relationship to the environment, and recommendations for improving local and global surveillance systems. We welcome original research papers using different study designs as well as systematic reviews and meta-analysis.

Prof. Dr. Elena N. Naumova
Dr. Tania M. Alarcon Falconi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • Infectious Disease Modeling
  • Environmental Epidemiology
  • Climate Change
  • Extreme Weather
  • Seasonality
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Disease Tracking
  • Surveillance Systems
  • Public Health and Environmental Policies

Published Papers

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